Nov 18 2008

Spotlight on Christmas

I know, I know…where have I been, right?  I actually have been on the computer, just doing a lot of maintenance work.  Updating files, placing orders, writing checks…just not working on my Blog!  I’ve also been attempting to clean up my studio!  I really don’t know how I can totally destroy it after one creative session.  But really, I never had put everything away after the Retreat a week ago, then I had two classes out of town to prep last week and I just dumped everything on my tables when I got home Friday…exhausted!  Right now I’m working in about 1 square foot of space.  It HAS to get cleaned up today, cause it is driving me crazy!  (Plus, I have two classes this week…yikes!)

I think this is the first time I’ve used the set, Spotlight on Christmas.  I bought it mainly because it matches all our punches (and you know I LOVE my punches!) and to make holiday tags. I love the Only ___ Days to Christmas stamp in it!  One of my group’s weekly challenges a (during Election week) was to create a Red/White/Blue card and send it off to my partner.  Since I’m in full Christmas Card making mode, I was trying to think of how I could link Red/White/Blue with Christmas.  Our 5 petal punch fits the Poinsettia stamp perfectly….Real Red…and I added three gold mini brads to the centers!  And I love Real Red with the new Pacific Point color (I used it on my Election Day Season of Friendship card).  And, of course, I needed to use my Big Shot Top Note Bigz Die.  I stamped the background of the Top Note with the swirl in that set.  Then I used the new square scallop punch around the December 25th image and used it like a ribbon slide with the Real Red Striped Ribbon.  In the middle of the snowflake, I placed a small blue Rhinestone brad.  Lots of bling going on this card!  I did get it mailed off to Adair yesterday…hope she enjoys it!

Oh…I’m enjoying a nice cup of Pumpkin Pie Spice tea…yummy!  Got to get off here and starting cleaning up my mess!  Hope you have a great day!

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Nov 19, 2008 - 05:11:44
Ret said:

What a great way to show off the red, white & blue theme! Very nice, Connie!
It’s really pretty, I’m sure that Adair will just love it n person. (I would!) he he

Here you are, making your cards & probably close to done, while I haven’t even started my cards yet. Too busy sewing for the craft fairs. Next year I’ve decided I’m going to smarten up & do stamped projects for the craft shows. YES!

Take care, Connie & have a great day!